Definition of insert verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    insert

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɜːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɜːrt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they insert
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɜːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɜːrt//
     
    he / she / it inserts
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɜːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɜːrts//
     
    past simple inserted
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɜːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɜːrtɪd//
     
    past participle inserted
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɜːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɜːrtɪd//
     
    -ing form inserting
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɜːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɜːrtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  insert something (in/into/between something) to put something into something else or between two things Insert coins into the slot and press for a ticket. They inserted a tube in his mouth to help him breathe.
  2. 2  to add something to a piece of writing insert something Position the cursor where you want to insert a word. insert something into something Later, he inserted another paragraph into his will. Wordfindercommand, connect, desktop, drag, enter, insert, refresh, scroll, select, toggle
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘include (text) in a piece of writing’): from Latin insert- ‘put in’, from the verb inserere, from in- ‘into’ + serere ‘to join’.Extra examples Fine needles are gently inserted into the patient’s skin. The English translation is inserted between the lines of text. The artist digitally inserted himself into the picture. The program will automatically insert the replacement text. He winced as the doctor inserted the needle. She picked up a knife and inserted it between the top of the drawer and the desk.
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